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COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA,

GOVERNOR'S OFFICE,

RICHMOND, February 22, 1918. To the Senate of Virginia:

I have this day appointed, subject to confirmation by the Senate, George H. Bowles, of Sandidges, to be a member of the board of directors of the Virginia State Epileptic Colony, at Madison Heights, for the term of six years, beginning March 1, 1918.

WESTMORELAND DAVIS,

Governor.

COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA,

GOVERNOR'S OFFICE,

RICHMOND, February 22, 1918. To the Senate of Virginia:

I have this day appointed, subject to confirmation by the Senate, Oscar F. Weisiger, of Richmond, to be a member of the board of directors of the Penitentiary, for the term of five years, beginning March 1, 1918.

WESTMORELAND DAVIS,

Governor.

S. B. No. 100. A bill to provide for the care, treatment and instruction of persons having tuberculosis, and to extend the work of the State Board of Health ; being the special and continuing order for the hour, was taken up.

MR. BOWERS offered amendments.

All other business having been suspended, the PRESIDENT, in the presence of the Senate, signed the following bills which had been passed by both houses of the General Assembly and duly enrolled, the titles of said bills having been publicly read:

No. 6. Senate joint resolution propesing amendment to section 117 of Article VIII of the Constitution of Virginia, and providing for publishing said amendment and certifying the same to the next General Assembly.

No. 2. Senate joint resolution proposing amendment to section 135 of the Constitution of Virginia.

House joint resolution proposing amendment to section 133 of Article IX of the Constitution of Virginia.

No. 93. House bill to authorize the mavor and council of the city of Williamsburg, in the county of James City, State of Virginia, to issue bonds and borrow money for the purpose of building, repairing and maintaining streets, sidewalks and bridges, and extending water and sewer mains, provided that the question of such bond issue, for the purposes named, be first submitted to the qualified voters of said city, and to authorize such council, to call a special election for the submission of the same to the voters thereof.

No. 88. House bill to amend and re-enact section 32-a of the charter of the city of Portsmouth, approved March 13, 1912, as heretofore amended, in reference to the issue of bonds.

No. 154. Senate bill to authorize cities having a population of more than one hundred thousand (100,000), according to the last

United States census, to condemn lands for street, road and avenue purposes cutside of the corporate limits, under certain conditions.

No. 48. House bill to prohibit the erection and continuation of devices and signs in the form of a railway crossing sign boards on or near any of the public roads of this State.

No. 94. House bill to amend and re-enact an act entitled an act to provide a new charter for the city of Portsmouth, approved March 10, 1908, as amended by an act approved March 12, 1912, by adding a new chapter thereto, to be known as chapter 10, relating to the initiative, referendum and recall.

No. 147. Senate bill to amend and re-enact section 3 of an act entitled an act to provide for a road law for Spotsylvania county, approved February 21, 1898, as amended by an act approved March 14, 1908, as amended by an act approved March 13, 1914.

No. 57. House bill to provide for the acceptance of the conditions of the Federal act commonly called the Smith-Hughes bill, (Public, No. 347, 64th Congress) and authorizing the State Board of Education to act as a State Board of Vocational Education for the Commonwealth, and authorizing the treasurer of the State of Virginia to act as custodian of such funds as may be received from the Federal government, and to pay the same out on warrant drawn by the State Board of Education, and authorizing the State Board of Education to establish a department of vocational education, and appropriating money therefor.

MR. MAPP moved that when the chair is vacated, it be resumed at 3:30 P. M., which was rejected.

MR. HOLT moved that when the Senate adjourn, it adjourn to meet at 10 A. M. o'clock Jonday, and that only local and uncontested bills be considered until 12 o'clock M., which was agreed to.

MR. IIout moved to adjourn, which motion was agreed to by the following voteaves, 19; noes, 15.

Senators who voted are:

YEAS—Messrs. Allen, Barham, Buchanan, Cannon, Conrad, Downing, Drewry, Early, Garrett, Goolrick, Hening, Holt, Jordan, Keith, Rinehart, Rison, Royall, Webb-18.

NAYS—Messrs. Addison, Bowers, Corbitt, Davis, Gayle, Gravatt, Gunn, Jeffreys, Lacy, Mapp, Mitchell, Robertson, Strode, Trinkle, Wendenburg—15.

And the chair declared the Senate stood adjourned until Monday at 10 o'clock.

B. F. BICIIANAN,

President of the Senale. 0. V'. ILANGER,

Clerk of the Senate.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1918.

President pro tem C. HARDING WALKER presiding.
The Journal of Saturday was read by the Clerk.

A communication from the House of Delegates, by their Clerk, was received, and read as follows:

In House of Delegates, February 23, 1918. The House of Delegates has passed House bills entitled an act to provide a cottage at Catawba Sanatorium for tubercular teachers, No. 251; an act to amend and re-enact chapter 279 of an act of the General Assembly, approved March 16, 1910, entitled an act to require the State Treasurer to charge off the books of his office al! checks drawn by him on State depositories, which have not been presented for payment within five years from the date they were issued, and to require him to certify the fact to the auditor of public accounts and to the State depositories on which these checks were drawn not pay same, No. 266; an act to dispose of certain money's in the hands of the Treasurer, No. 275 ; an act to amend and re-enact section 2115 of the Code of Virginia, as heretofore amended, in relation to fishing by non-residents, No. 118; an act to amend and reenact sub-section 2 of an act entitled an act to amend and re-enact sub-sections 2, 6, 9, 10, and 13, of section 2086 of the Code of Virginia, as heretofore amended, approved March 22, 1916, No. 119; an act to amend and re-enact section 1 of an act entitled an act to protect certain fish in the bays, creeks, inlets and streams tributary to the Potomac river in the State of Virginia, approved March 15, 1904, as amended by an act approved March 16, 1910, No. 120; an act for the relief of William H. Bowman, No. 147; an act to amend and re-enact section 448 of the Code of Virginia, as heretofore amended, in relation to commissioners of revenue, No. 161; an act to amend and re-enact section 2 of an act entitled an act to create the board of fisheries of Virginia, and define its duties and fix the salary of its members as amended by acts approved February 21, 1900, February 15, 1901, and March 12, 1908, respectively, so as to change the position of secretary of the commission of fisheries to that of shellfish commissiorer, to define the duties and powers of the commission, to fix salaries and provide a fund for carrying out the provisions of this act, approved March 23, 1916, No. 121; an act to provide for the appointment of staff officers in the National Guard, No. 179; an act to amend and re-enact section 1656-a of the Code of Virginia, No. 290; an act to authorize the school board of Western Branch magisterial district, No. 1, of the county of Norfolk, Virginia, to borrow money for the purpose of school improvements in said district, and to issue bonds therefor, not to exceed the

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sum of $50,000 in amount, No. 291; an act to authorize the school board of Tanner's Creek magisterial district, No. 6, of the county of Norfolk, Virginia, to borrow money for the purpose of schcol improvements in said district, and to issue bonds therefor, not to exceed the sum of seventy-five thousand dollars in amount, No. 292; an act to amend and re-enact an act entitled an act providing for the removal of remains interred in grave yards and sale of land vacated by such removals, approved March 4, 1890, No. 301; ar act to ratify and confirm judicial proceedings in partition suits where parcels of real estate, in which infants had undivided interests, have been conveyed to corporation organized for the purpose of acquiring such real estate in exchange for its capital stock, No. 307; an act to regulate the running at large of dogs in the county of Clark, No. 309; an act to amend and re-enact section 7 of an a: t entitled an act to amend the charter of the town of Norton, in Wise cuunty, approved March 29, 1902, No. 310; an act to amend and re-enact an act entitled an act to incorporate the town of Crewe, in Nottoway county, Virginia, approved March 20, 1916, No. 312; an act to prescribe the penalty of the bond of the treasurer of Norfolk to secure the State revenue, and to require weekly settlements of such treasurer, No. 313; an act to amend and re-enact section 4 of an act entitled an act to provide for the consolidation or annexation of cities, approved March 15, 1906, No. 314; an act to authorize the town council of the town of Bedford, Virginia, to convey a part of the street, in said town, known as Railroad avenue, to the Bedford Can Company, Inc., No. 316; an act to authorize the common council of Winchester to issue fifty thousand dollars of refunding improvement bonds in the sum of fifty thousand dollars, and prescribing the terms and conditions of said issue, No. 317; an act authorizing cities containing by the last, or any subsequent United States census, a population of not less than fifty thousand, nor more than one hundred thousand inhabitants, to appropriate to standard gauge steam railroad companies such sum or sums as may be necessary, not to exceed two hundred thousand ($200,000) dollars in any one case to induce such standard gange steam railroad companies to extend their lines into the corporate limits of such cities, and ratifying and confirming any such appropriations, not exceeding two hundred thousand ($200,000) dollars, made by any such city heretofore for said purpose, No. 318; an act to abolish the poor house in Dinwiddie county, No. 319; an act to validate, ratify, approve and confirm certain bonds to be issued by the county of Elizabeth City, authorizing the issue and providing for the redemption thereof, and for the ordering and holding of an election of the qualified voters of the said county, and the election ordered and held in pursuanco thereof, for the purpose of raising funds for the permanent improve ment of certain roads in Wythe magisterial district, county of Elizabeth City, No. 320; an act to authorize the board of supervisors of Lee county to borrow money and issue bonds of said county, or any of the magisterial districts thereof, for a sum not exceeding $50,000.00, for the purpose of repairing damage done by flood to the public roads and bridges of said county, and to levy taxes to pay the interest thereon, and to create a sinking fund for the payment of such bonds at maturity, No. 322; an act to authorize the board of supervisors of Henry county to appropriate from the general funds of said county a sufficient amount of money to maintain the convict road force in said county, and for the construction of other permanent improved roads in said county, and to borrow money at any time not exceeding twenty thousand dollars, for the purpose of maintaining said convict road force and for the construction of other permanent improved roads, as aforesaid, No. 324; an act to authorize the board of supervisors of Wise county to borrow money and issue bonds of said county, or any of the magisterial districts thereof, for a sum not exceeding $30,000, for the purpose of repairing damage done by flood to the public roads and bridges of said county, and to levy taxes to pay the interest thereon and to create a sinking fund for the payment of such bonds at maturity, No. 325; an act to authorize and empower boards of supervisors to remit certain classes of local taxes upon certain steam railways operating at a loss, No. 328; arr act to prohibit the issuing of bonds for permanent road or bridge improvement, under an election held in 1916 for this purpose in Lunenburg county for Pleasant Grove magisterial district of said county, No. 331; an act to amend and re-enact an act entitled an act to prohibit the hunting or shooting of rabbits in Mathews and Middlesex counties, approved Varch 16, 1916, No. 310; an act limiting the number of quail, partridges, and wild turkeys that may be killed in one day by any one person in the county of Brunswick, No. 311; an act to prohibit the hunting, shooting or trapping of ringednecked pheasants in Brunswick county, until the first day of November, 1921, No. 342; an act to amend and re-enact section 9 of an act entitled an act to create a commission to consider the

compensation of court clerks, examiners of records, treasurers, commissioners of the revenue, sheriffs, high constables, and city sergeants, and until action upon the report of said commissioner to fix the maximum amount of compensation of said officers, approved March 27, 1914, in reference to the county of Prince George, as amended by an act approved March 22, 1916, No. 347; an act to amend and reenact sections 21, 59, 65, 72, 73 and 121 of an act to provide a new charter for the city of Bristol, as amended, and to repeal all acts and parts of acts in conflict therewith, approved March 14, 1908, and to add a new and independent section 125-a thereto, No.

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